A Midsummer Night's Dream


Mitzi E. Newhouse Theatre

(New York, NY)
150 West 65th St. at Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Jan 31, 2020
La Jolla Playhouse is pleased to launch its 2020 Performance Outreach Program (POP) Tour production: Emily Driver's Great Race through Time and Space, by A.A. Brenner and Gregg Mozgala, directed by National Disability Theatre (NDT) Co-Executive Directors and Playhouse Artists-in-Residence Talleri A. McRae and Mickey Rowe. The production will tour schools throughout San Diego County January 29 a?" March 27.  Commissioned by the Playhouse, this world-premiere play for young audiences will also have four public performances on February 29 and March 1 at 1:00pm and 3:00pm at La Jolla Playhouse. Tickets are available at LaJollaPlayhouse.org or (858) 550-1010.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 31, 2020
Sheffield Theatres today announce the full cast for Robert Hastie's new production of Coriolanus. The production follows his critically acclaimed productions of Julius Caesar and A Midsummer Night's Dream. Joining previously announced cast member Tom Bateman are Hermon Berhane, Mudassar Dar, Stella Gonet, Esther McAuley, Remmie Milner, Theo Ogundipe, Louis J Rhone, Eddie-Joe Robinson, Kate Rutter, Malcolm Sinclair, Katy Stephens, Ben Wiggins and Alex Young. The company is completed by members of Sheffield People's Theatre, Sheffield Theatres' intergenerational theatre company.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 31, 2020
Shakespeare's Globe has announced the full cast for Globe on Tour, directed by Brendan O'Hea. The company of eight actors will once again offer audiences around the world a trio of plays, which this year explore the relationship between humankind and Mother Nature. Audiences will cast their votes for either A Midsummer Night's Dream, As You Like It or The Tempest, each of which explores the natural world and its great potential for abundance and transformation.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 31, 2020
Following a highly successful West End run of two and a half years and a sell-out tour in 2017/18, Paul Blake, Sony/ATV Music Publishing and Mike Bosner in association with Michael Harrison are delighted to announce full casting for the forthcoming UK and Ireland tour of the Olivier, Tony and Grammy award-winning BEAUTIFUL a?" THE CAROLE KING MUSICAL, playing at The Bristol Hippodrome in February 2020.
by Laura Fuller - Jan 31, 2020
Watermill Ensemble's production of A Midsummer Night's Dream (directed by Paul Hart) offers up a wonderful reimagining of one of Shakespeare's most well-loved plays.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 29, 2020
Skylight Music Theatre announced two free screenings of Midsummer in Newtown, an award-winning documentary about the power of the performing arts to heal the children and community of Newtown, CT following the Sandy Hook Elementary School tragedy. The screenings are free and open to the general public. Those who work in education and the arts community are especially encouraged to attend.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 29, 2020
Highly acclaimed tour of Some Mothers Do 'Ave 'Em comes to St Helens Theatre Royal from 2a?"6 June, starring Joe Pasquale, and producers have today announced the cast.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 28, 2020
The New West Symphony will present Duet of Remembrance commemorating the Holocaust and the 75th anniversary of the liberation of concentration camps with a two-part dedicated concert series featuring Dreams on February 29 - March 1 and Violins of Hope on April 18 - 19. These remarkable programs mark the continuation of a year-long 25th anniversary season for the New West Symphony and inaugural season under new music director GRAMMY® winner Maestro Michael Christie.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 28, 2020
Florida Studio Theatre (FST) presents the Regional Premiere of Kunstler by Jeffrey Sweet, a revealing drama inspired by the real life and career of self-described a?oeradical lawyera?? and Civil Rights activist William Kunstler, who often took unorthodox approaches in the pursuit of justice. Called a?oeEye-openinga?? by The New York Times, this engaging play highlights Kunstler's most famous and controversial cases. Kunstler starts playing in FST's Bowne's Lab Theatre February 19. Tickets are now on sale at (941) 366-9000 or floridastudiotheatre.org. 
by BWW News Desk - Jan 27, 2020
A seminal work of Jewish culture or an act of traitorous libel? Indecent explores the origins of the highly controversial play The God of Vengeance by Sholem Asch. We follow the path of the artists who risked their careers and lives to perform it in this deeply moving play accompanied by a small live klezmer band.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 27, 2020
The full cast is today announced for the return of Tim Cowbury's The Claim at Shoreditch Town Hall following its debut sell-out run in 2018. Mark Maughan directs Nick Blakeley (A), Tonderai Munyevu (Serge) and Indra Ové (B). The production opens on 20 February, with previews from 18 February and runs until 7 March.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 23, 2020
Shakespeare's Globe has announced the summer season 2020 will include Shakespeare's Romeo & Juliet, Much Ado About Nothing, Twelfth Night, Antony & Cleopatra, a two-day event 'Globe 4 Globe: Shakespeare and Climate Emergency', a symposium 'Shakespeare and Race', a Playing Shakespeare with Deutsche Bank production of Macbeth with 20,000 free tickets to school children, the return of family festival 'Telling Tales', and a new dramatisation of Ovid's Metamorphoses by our resident writers.
by Stage Tube - Jan 23, 2020
On Thursday night's episode of The Late Late Show with James Corden, guest Jesse Tyler Ferguson announced that he and his husband are having a baby!
by BWW News Desk - Jan 22, 2020
How much would you pay for a white painting? This odd question sparks a firestorm in Yasmina Reza's Tony and Olivier Award winning comedic masterpiece about the lives of three old friends, the meaning of art and life, and the lengths we go – however, joyful, painful, or maddening – to protect those we care about.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 22, 2020
The Pittsburgh Cultural Trust and The Humanities Center at Carnegie Mellon University have announced the complete programming lineup for the fifth Pittsburgh Humanities Festival, taking place March 20-22, 2020 at locations throughout the Cultural District. The Festival brings together internationally-renowned academics, artists, and intellectual innovators offering interviews, intimate conversations, and select performances focused on art, literature, music, science, policy, politics, and morea?"all in a lively, entertaining, accessible format in the Cultural District. It's smart talk about stuff that matters.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 21, 2020
Avant Bard Theatre has announced the full cast for the launch of their 30th Anniversary Mainstage Season, the Avant Bard Spring Repertory. The Rep features Avant Bard's long-awaited return to Tennessee Williams with Suddenly Last Summer, directed by Artistic Director Emeritus Christopher Henley.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 20, 2020
The National Youth Theatre (NYT) has been awarded £2,000,000 from the Mayor of London's Good Growth Fund to undergo a major renovation to its Holloway Road building in North London. The radical development will enable NYT to double the number of young people they engage in the building through their annual programme which provides, free and affordable drama opportunities that champion diversity, creativity and routes into the creative industries.
by Michael Rabice - Jan 18, 2020
The eventual pairing of happy lovers in Shakespeare's A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM proves that all's well that ends well. So it is no coincidence that another happy pairing of two of Buffalo's artistic jewels have collaborated to bring the Bard's comedy to the stage of Kleinhans Music Hall. The Irish Classical Theatre Company and the Buffalo Philharmonic are presenting a cohesive treat for the mind and ears that helped take a chill of a brisk January night.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 7, 2020
The comedy 2 Pianos 4 Hands has been added to the current Olney Theatre Center schedule as a special event for a limited run on the Historic Stage, May 8 - 24, 2020. Written and originally performed by Ted Dykstra and Richard Greenblatt; Jefferson McDonald and Matt McGloin take the stage for this production to portray Ted and Richard from their very first piano lessons as they strive to become professional concert pianists. Directed by Tom Frey, each actor plays a piano in this comic look at what happens when we chase our dreams and come up short. Tickets are on sale today via olneytheatre.org and the box office (301-924-3400).
by Stage Tube - Feb 7, 2020
Presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg made history at the Iowa caucus and he hopes his success in that contest will provide some amount of comfort and inspiration to young people who feel marginalized in their families and communities.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 7, 2020
Houston Grand Opera (HGO) announced today the winners of the 32nd annual Eleanor McCollum Competition for Young Singers Concert of Arias, which took place in the Cullen Theater of the Wortham Theater Center. This is the fourth year the Concert of Arias was streamed live on Facebook, and the third for livestreaming on YouTube. The livestream was hosted by HGO Studio alumna Jamie Barton. She is currently performing the title role in La favorite and placed third in the 2007 Concert of Arias. The winners were announced during the second portion of the program. 
by BWW News Desk - Feb 7, 2020
SHAKESPEARE is coming to Araluen Botanic Park, as Roleystone Theatre gets ready to deliver romance, magic and mayhem.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 6, 2020
Samantha Womack and Cameron Blakely will revive their roles as Morticia and Gomez Addams in the new UK & Ireland Tour of THE ADDAMS FAMILY, a musical comedy, with book by Marshall Brickman and Rick Elice, the creators of multi award-winning Jersey Boys, and music and lyrics by Andrew Lippa, based on the characters created by Charles Addams. This follows a highly successful premiere tour in 2017. The 2020 Tour will open at the Newcastle Theatre Royal on 30 July 2020 and will once again be directed by Matthew White. Further casting is to be announced.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 6, 2020
This Spring, the acclaimed Watermill Theatre presents the World premiere of a captivating and powerful new folk-inspired musical. The Wicker Husband, by Rhys Jennings and Darren Clark, was the winner of the inaugural MTI Stiles + Drewe Mentorship Award in 2016 celebrating new British musical theatre writers and was included in the National Alliance for Musical Theatre's 30th Annual Festival of New Musicals in New York.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 6, 2020
The Lewis and Shirley White Theatre of The Jewish Community Center (The J) continues to expand its artistic horizons with its first William Shakespeare production as part of its 15th season. Shakespeare's magical masterpiece,
by BWW News Desk - Feb 5, 2020
'Finding Fellini', a mighty memoir about one woman, Megan Metrikin, who leaves the brutality of Apartheid South Africa in search of her muse -Federico Fellini, in Rome. You slip down the rabbit hole with her and emerge into a wonderland of palpable sensuality, exploration and adventure. It's a wild, obsessive, funny, filmic experience about the power of art to lift you out of any political or emotional doldrums.
by Stage Tube - Feb 5, 2020
The creator and star of 'Latin History for Morons,' available now on Netflix and Audible, has been following the Democratic primary race very closely and has determined that caucus size matters.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 4, 2020
Artistic Director, Paul-Ryan Carberry and Executive Director, Paul Virides today announce Escape to the Forest their inaugural season for Iris Theatre, the resident theatre company of the Actors' Church in Covent Garden.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 4, 2020
The Skivvies have announced that their next show is two weeks away on February 17, aka. Presidents' Day. The show takes place at 7pm at the Green Room 42.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 3, 2020
His city caught in a moral free fall, the Duke of Vienna hands over power to his personnel assistant, Angelo, who enforces long dormant codes of chastity with zealous fervor. But when an aspiring nun, Isabella, comes to plead for the life of her condemned brother, Angelo gives in to his own unholy desires and exposes the political and moral corruption that pollutes the entire city. The Duke, disguised as a friar, secretly watches the city's turmoil and attempts to fix the challenges his departure created.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 3, 2020
On Thursday, February 13th, PICT Classic Theatre will present the second production of its 2019-2020 Season: A Midsummer Night's Dream, at WQED's Fred Rogers Studio in Oakland.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 3, 2020
The Stratford Festival's Laboratory is a hive of activity at the moment, with a number of Canadian theatre artists coming to Stratford to develop their work. They responded to a call for submissions made this past summer and are bringing their in-development work to the Festival as part of a new R&D residency program in the Lab.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 21, 2020
Shakespeare's epic Fire and Reign series continues with a dynamic production of Henry IV, Part 1, produced by Orlando Shakes in partnership with UCF. This production will run in repertory February 19 - March 21, 2020 along with Alexandre Dumas' The Three Musketeers, as adapted by Catherine Bush. Tickets (starting at $30) are available now by phone (407) 447-1700 ext. 1, online at orlandoshakes.org, or in person at the John and Rita Lowndes Shakespeare Center (812 East Rollins Street).
by BWW News Desk - Feb 21, 2020
Alex Jennings will lead the cast in the world premiere of Stephen Beresford's The Southbury Child directed by Nicholas Hytner at the Bridge Theatre. Designs are by Mark Thompson with sound by George Dennis and lighting by Max Narula. Further casting will be announced shortly.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 20, 2020
Shakespeare Royal Oak has announced that auditions for its 20th season will be held on Monday, March 2 from 5:00pm to 9:15pm, Tuesday, March 3 from 7:00pm to 9:00pm, and Monday, March 9 from 5:00pm - 9:15pm at St John's Episcopal Church, 26998 Woodward Ave. in Royal Oak. Michigan's premier outdoor Shakespeare festival will be casting for its professional main stage production, A Midsummer Night's Dream directed by Water Works Veteran director Terry Carpenter.  
by BWW News Desk - Feb 20, 2020
Commonwealth Shakespeare Company's Stage2 Series for Young Audiences presents Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream for students from 15 local schools at seven Student Matinees and one Public Performance, from April 2-10 at The Strand Theatre, 543 Columbia Road, Boston.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 19, 2020
Ferry Tales celebrates the waters surrounding Scotland's western isles and the voyages over them made by thousands of locals, workers and visitors each year.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 19, 2020
How far would you go to right a wrong? Snowflakes takes Cancel Culture a little literally to question ideas of morality, revenge and justice with gleeful, violent abandon. Combining the technological nihilism of Black Mirror with the dark comedy and horror of Inside No. 9, it lacerates modern outrage and trial by social media.
by Greg Kerestan - Feb 18, 2020
This may be Shakespeare's dumbest play, but Alan Stanford's production is still smarter than just about anything else you'll see this year.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 18, 2020
San Francisco Ballet (SF Ballet) presents George Balanchine's A Midsummer Night's Dream, a tale of love, magic, and revelry that's fun for the entire family, on March 6a?"15 at the War Memorial Opera House. The full-length ballet includes some of Shakespeare's best-known characters, including Titania, Oberon, Puck, and donkey-headed Bottoma?"providing more than 100 roles in all, including 14 leading parts and a cast of 25 children. 
by BWW News Desk - Feb 17, 2020
Full casting has been announced for the 10th anniversary revival of Bruce Norris' seminal play Clybourne Park. Oliver Kaderbhai directs Alisha Bailey (Francine/Lena), Maddy Hill (Betsy/Lindsey), Andrew Langtree (Karl/Steve), and Richard Lintern (Russ/Dan), who join the previously announced Michael Fox (Jim/Tom), Imogen Stubbs (Bev/Kathy) and Eric Underwood (Albert/Kevin). The production opens on 30 March, with previews from 25 March, and runs until 2 May.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 15, 2020
The best play about BREXIT was written in Scotland in 1994. (It's also about a few other places.) In a time when words and ideas are divisive, come join the feast that is David Greig's powerful play about two refugees who change a small town. The town is already reeling from layoffs at the local factory, and because the trains that link all of Europe no longer stop in the town's station. Everyone in town, old and new, must decide where home is and what they will do to find, make, or keep it. Come see the terror and triumph of worlds colliding in a play that Arts Desk called a?oeTimely, tender, brutal, and brilliant.a??
by BWW News Desk - Feb 14, 2020
Victor Alli will perform the role of 'V' in the world premiere of Ghost House, a new horror play by Tristan Bernays directed by Andrew Twyman.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 13, 2020
Seattle Shakespeare Company's free Wooden O productions for this summer will be The Comedy of Errors and Othello. Both shows will start performances on July 9 and will perform in park venues throughout the region through August 9. (please see attached schedule). Two summer Shakespeare veterans will make their Wooden O directing debuts.  Crystal Dawn Munkers will direct The Comedy of Errors and Reginald André Jackson will direct Othello.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 11, 2020
Boston Ballet Artistic Director Mikko Nissinen announces programming for the 2020a?"2021 season. The season opens with a world premiere as part of a three-ballet program of William Forsythe's works. Nissinen's The Nutcracker returns to capture the imagination of audiences of all ages. The spring season includes a second world premiere by William Forsythe, Alexei Ratmansky's Symphony No. 9, and George Balanchine's Ballo della Regina, plus the Company premiere of Christopher Wheeldon's A Midsummer Night's Dream and the return of Marius Petipa's The Sleeping Beauty. The season concludes with a female-led program, part of Boston Ballet's ChoreograpHER Initiative. The Company's 57th season runs November 5, 2020 through May 30, 2021 at the Citizens Bank Opera House.
by Alan Portner - Feb 11, 2020
William Shakespeare's 1595 comedy A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM is one of his most often performed light plays. Stripped down, it is a screwball romantic comedy of misdirection written across five acts in verse.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 10, 2020
The 20th annual WhatsOnStage Awards take place on 1 March at the Prince of Wales Theatre, hosted by Jodie Prenger and Tom Read Wilson, and for the first time this year will be broadcast live on BBC Radio 2 hosted by Elaine Paige and Ken Bruce. Additional award presenters will be announce shortly.
by Brian Michaels - Feb 1, 2020
West Fargo High School Theatre Presents: A Midsummer Night's Dream